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  • Published: 1 September 2010
  • ISBN: 9781409075899
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 224

Peter Pan

All children, except one, grow up.' Peter Pan

Wendy, Michael and John are sleeping when the window of their nursery blows open and lets in a very remarkable boy, Peter Pan, and his fairy, Tinker Bell. Peter soon entices the three children from their beds and out through the window to Neverland. There, they encounter mermaids, fairies, the Lost Boys, the Indian princess Tiger Lily and her tribe, and do battle with an villainous gang of pirates and their leader, the sinister Captain Hook, in a magical adventure which has enchanted generations of children and adults.

  • Pub date: 1 September 2010
  • ISBN: 9781409075899
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 224

About the Author

James Matthew Barrie

JAMES MATTHEW BARRIE was born in Kirriemuir, Scotland in 1860. Peter Pan was inspired by the author's friendship with the Llewelyn-Davies family. Barrie would tell George and Jack Llewyllen-Davies -- the original lost boys -- stories about Neverland. He originally wrote the story as a play and its first performance in 1904 was a hit. Barrie then adapted the play into the 1911 novel Peter Pan and Wendy. He was made a baronet in 1913 and awarded the Order of Merit in 1922. J. M. Barrie died on June 19, 1937.

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Praise for Peter Pan

“Peter Pan is one of those very British stories which deals with anxiety about emotion. It's about the dread of growing up - a subject about which author J.M. Barrie felt very strongly. He then turned this fear into a myth which touches everybody”

Christopher Biggins, Daily Mail

“Intensely moving as well as enchanting in its evocation of childhood, the heartlessness of youth and parental grief as children grow older”

Daily Telegraph

“One of the classic children's stories of all time”

Daily Mail

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